Warriors Analyst wrote:TB wrote:Unless trades happen we don't have roster spots for fringe players or vet minimums. Assuming major trades don't happen (any they definitely could)....
We already have:
Steph / Bowman
Klay / Poole
Wiggins / Lee
Dray / Paschall
Chriss / Looney / Smiley
That is 11 players I think are locks for the roster. If you add Mulder and Juan thats 13 roster spots.
If we use all assets available, we are at 18 players. Drop Mulder and Juan and find a way to turn the 2 2nd rounders and cash into 1 pick, and thats our 15 (again, barring trades).
So I really see us mostly focusing on getting the best possible player with the MLE and TPE and leaving it at that.
Unless of course we trade picks and assets for an allstar level player, but thats a different thread.
I don't think Bowman is more likely to make the roster than Mulder. I'd love to get off Smiley as well in a trade if it opens up a roster spot. Saw this trade proposed in a BR mock draft. I think I'd do this. Would throw in Smiley to make it happen as well and clear up that roster spot.
Grab Vassell at #6, try and get Jordan Clarkson or Austin Rivers at the MLE, go after Mo Harkless for the vet minimum, sign Simmons at the minimum as well if Kerr really likes him.
Curry / Clarkson / Poole
Thompson / Lee / Mulder
Harkless / Vassel / Simmons
Green / Paschall / Harkless
Turner / Chriss / Looney
While I'm not as high on Turner as I used to be, most of the things that Pacers fans seem to not like about Turner I don't see as a problem in GS. He camps out on the 3 point line (part of pacers plan and something Warriors need if Dray doesn't fix his shot). His mobility is stiffer than most think (not as big an issue on GSW as he'd play next to a mobile PF like Dray instead of Sabonis). He doesn't rebound (this ones kinda a problem, but no player is perfect for under 20m).
Another hesitation is that i'm not sure Turner is a better center than Wiggins is a SF... feels like center might be a position we can fill easily without giving up so many assets.
I dunno... i'd talk myself into it though.